Central Ipswich

This covers Central Ipswich - Ipswich Town Centre including the political wards of Alexandra, St Margarets and Westgate - and for all intents and purposes the Ipswich Central BID (Business Improvement District) area, "Ipswich Village" and the Ipswich Waterfront (quayside only).

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    Ipswich Waterfront

    Ipswich Waterfront
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    Ipswich Railway Station (Ipswich Train Station)
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  1. wrightie

    Eagle Wharf - Waterfront East Visitor centre

    by wrightie in Central IpswichSep 9, 2017 with 9 replies and 121 views.

    549 I wrote a post on this but thought it'd be interesting to post here.Eagle WharfIpswich waterfront lack a tourist attraction aside for a few cafes and bars, but it turns out there was a proposal for a visitor centre that would be the hub of East Anglia. Turns out in 2004 they wanted to create a visitor centre on the site between Ship Launch Road and Patterson Road... plus 566 flats, called Waterfront East. The centre would occupy...

    Latest reply: Thank you for the map. It really puts it into perspective geographically. The whole area could have been pretty special. If we consider the university alone, they could have bunched up the campus a bit on the eastern edge of the wet dock......

  2. dan5

    Key Street Repaving

    by dan5 in Central IpswichJul 6, 2017 with 4 replies and 88 views.

    Ipswich Society reports that on Monday work will begin on paving Key Street. This will involve 12 weeks of roadworks - with Key Street having alternating closure of one lane while the work goes ahead. No doubt this not completely necessary work (the lack of weed control has created this problem) is a result of the Wine Rack plans and Quay Place renovation. After years of wrangling as to where the developer's boundary ends and Suffolk...

    Latest reply: Further Ipswich Society update...The new paving has been completed opposite the Premier Inn on Key Street and now work has moved to the other side of the road and Toucan Crossing lights will be installed soon. This not only makes the area more...

  3. Ipswi

    Chopstix Noodle bar coming to Ipswich Sailmakers

    by Ipswi in Central IpswichApr 28, 2017 with 4 replies and 265 views.

    We can reveal that Chopstix Noodle Bar intends to open in Unit 8 of Sailmakers.Chopstix (if granted planning consent) will then be rivalling Wagamama in Buttermarket Centre.

    Latest reply: Ipswich Society states: Chopstix noodle bar Ipswich to open soon!543 Many people very excited for this noodle bar to open.

  4. dan5

    Regent Theatre: do something about it #embarrassing

    by dan5 in Central IpswichSep 8, 2017 with 0 replies and 28 views.

    A person on Twitter has criticised Ipswich Borough Council for the awful external exterior of Ipswich's Regent Theatre. He wrote: @IpswichGov @IpswichRegent welcome to Ipswich - do something about it #embarrassing537 It has been like this for many years, decades. Ipswich Borough Council doesn't care about the state of the exterior largest theatre in East Anglia. if you want to attract more big names and importantly visitors, they need to...

  5. dan5

    Creams Gelato Co prepares to open in Buttermarket Centre

    by dan5 in Central IpswichSep 7, 2017 with 4 replies and 218 views.

    Ipswich Society reports that Creams (another ice cream desert place) refit is nearing completion and should open soon (ready for the autumn - probably a bad time to open?)535 Looks good from the outside, the white pillar is unfortunate and the Creams sign sideways looks bad... overall quite good.

    Latest reply: It is interesting... Creams appears to be aiming upmarket - words like "purveyor" prominently displays will give the placebo effect of quality... although to some it may be too close to "pervert" to attract everyones money. :D Seller of desserts...

  6. dan5

    Update on Ipswich serious sexual assault (Tacket Street)

    by dan5 in Central IpswichSep 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 32 views.

    Suffolk Constabulary press release:-Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman found unconscious in an Ipswich car park at the weekend have concluded that she was not the victim of an assault.The woman was discovered by a member of the public at around 1.15am on Sunday 3 September in Tacket Street car park. She had last been seen in the area of Dogs Head Street around 12.15am.The ambulance service were called to...

  7. dan5

    Ipswich women angry over 'serious' and 'barbaric' sex attack claim hoax

    by dan5 in Central IpswichSep 7, 2017 with 0 replies and 36 views.

    Ipswich members of the public are very angry - in particular women who felt unsafe going out after dark since the sensational news reports - over an incident which was described in the Ipswich Star as both a serious sexual assault and barbaric sex attack. What can only appear to be a sick mockery of the Rope Walk attempted rape incident coinciding with the recent sentencing of the two suspects; very few people are defending the unnamed...

  8. martinc

    New National Cycle Route Signs

    by martinc in Central IpswichSep 6, 2017 with 5 replies and 45 views.

    Are these new? I hadn't seen them before but around the old Cattle Market a number of blue signs have sprung up with a red cycle route number telling us the direction and how far it is to such places as Bramford.... I should have taken a photo, I will in due course, but these are not there on the 2016 streetview images so must be quite new.My personal favorite is a sign at the top of Silent Street, which you would only see heading north...

    Latest reply: yes, I liked Ken Livingstone, much misunderstood and greatly misrepresented in the tory press, didn't know that about the Boris busses, shocking.. not to mention the waste of money on the now canned garden bridge...

  9. dan5

    Residents gassed by deadly Nitrogen Dioxide fumes

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 31, 2017 with 0 replies and 41 views.

    Ipswich residents (and visitors/tourists are no different) are being subjected to unnecessary levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide by poor local authority policy and traffic planning. I am quite in favour of the original "The Link" route but this was shelved for a preference to using The Saints. This has resulted in two primary routes to the Ipswich Waterfront. The first is The Saints which utilises some "public domain" outside...

  10. dan5

    Hopsters Micro-brewed Beer Coming To St. Nicholas Street.

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 24, 2017 with 0 replies and 206 views.

    Isobellas boutique dress shop is set to become an independent store selling beers from local micro-breweries, according to Ipswich Society. This Grade II listed building in St. Nicholas Street which recently closed as "Isobellas" boutique dress shop is now to become "Hopsters".This is another independent for Ipswich which will sell beers from a collection of Micro-Breweries in the area; beers which are not readily available in...

  11. martinc

    The Easy Hotel, what's happening?

    by martinc in Central IpswichJun 30, 2017 with 9 replies and 133 views.

    The site of the new Easy Hotel in Northgate Street looks to have been abandoned. Someone I know who works adjacent tells me the workers have not been on site for a month or so now. Scaffold was put up and never used, then taken down again, and the office the builders have over the road in the former restaurant hasn't seen any activity in ages.Has the project fallen through?

    Latest reply: Ipswich Society...Work ceased on this project a little while back and the plans have now been revised.easi-hotel proposes reduction from 95 to 89 rooms, re-formation of the lightwell and changes to the ground floor layout, omission of approved...

  12. dan5

    Yates Tower Street: We Will Miss The Robert Ransome

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 24, 2017 with 0 replies and 33 views.

    Interesting piece by Ipswich Society... The Robert Ransome is now Yates...449 At first we lose the nice flower touch, the black is gone for grey. 450 Some inspiration... 451 Not much has changed, where did the £350k go? 452 Some changes have been made... you can now sit with a pint and watch people miss their bus and waiting unhappy for a late bus.I am sure Yates will attract more troublemakers than Robert Ransome!

  13. dan5

    Ipswich Maritime Festival 2017: The Vikings Are Here!

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 14, 2017 with 15 replies and 110 views.

    Oh we do love to be beside the … Waterfront!Yes, preparations are under way for the fabulous Ipswich Maritime Festival, which offers fun and frolics by the water on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August.The two days will be filled with music, historical re-enactments, a variety of vessels, street food, fairground rides, Punch & Judy, a range of stalls and children’s activities.Entry to the Maritime Festival is free and a fully programmed...

    Latest reply: Some people are a bit annoyed by it all. (If it isn't found will take a while to work, the following link to the main topic)Ipswich Star article on facebook has brought out a lot of home truths.Common themes:-Needs to be more maritime - so...

  14. dan5

    Ipswich Twilight Road Races

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 18, 2017 with 0 replies and 24 views.

    Of all the public transport routes Ipswich Buses runs, only 8, 9 and 10 from North West Ipswich and the X5 from the hospital are unaffected by the Twilight road races... this is due to them not using the bus gyratory which is heavily impacted for this race. Ipswich Twilight road race Friday 18th August 2017 | Ipswich BusesWith dusk scheduled for 8.50pm couldn't they have delayed the start until 7pm? Does the race have to finish for...

  15. dan5

    Ipswich Station: Better Than Before?

    by dan5 in Central IpswichAug 15, 2017 with 4 replies and 58 views.

    So, if Ipswich Rail Station any better than before? By now you will be well aware that the temporary asphalt has gone for the non-black surface... 313 This Paul Geater image (I have removed someones face as not relevant for the article) shows a new depth to the new railway station forecourt... It has been butchered worse than my image editing! That is saying something.Anyone see the black sealant? Both to the left and right of Mr...

    Latest reply: Believe it or not it is 2017... why are we still using induction loops?! Why would you use induction loops if having such a light road surface? Errr... not sure, perhaps drop off but it is clearly parked. Look at the road surface... all the oil...

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